The Oyster Box Hotel

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The Oyster Box known as the grand old dame of local hotels (it opened in 1947), has recently been renovated providing brilliantly elegant bedrooms and exotic detail whilst still providing its colonial charm, impeccable service, lush tropical gardens and breath-taking seaside setting. Perfectly situated on the ocean's edge, the hotel is a brief walk from Umhlanga Village Centre. The Hotel is also conveniently located to Durban city centre, and numerous stylish shopping centres.

The Oyster Box offers 86 rooms divided into 10 room types including garden facing and sea facing rooms, suites and villas. All rooms feature tea and coffee making facilities, high speed wifi, CD/DVD player, mini bar and beach gear, soap and pillow menus.

How to get to The Oyster Box Hotel

The city centre of Durban is a 15 minute drive away, Umhlanga Village with its numerous shopping facilities is a 2 minute walk, and King Shaka International Airport can be reached in 15 minutes.

Activities at The Oyster Box Hotel

The Oyster Box is conveniently located near the vibrant chic city of Durban, with a wealth of attractions nearby such as - golf courses, shopping centres, Big 5 game and nature reserves, beaches and mountains.

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The Oyster Box Hotel Reviews

Read what our previous clients thought of The Oyster Box Hotel

Client Score: 4.5 out of 5 based on 16 reviews 4.5 View more reviews
The Oyster Box Hotel

Michael and Maeve Deeny

5

Beautiful place. Excellent facilities. Avoid the vindaloo on the curry buffet unless you are used to VERY spicy foods!

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The Oyster Box Hotel

Helen & Colin Sant

4

Absolutely stunning especially with room upgrade, found a little formal and over the top attention for us. Service in some bars a bit lacking surprisingly.

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The Oyster Box Hotel

Alexia & James Lerner

3

Our room was very small and cramped. Did not find the staff accommodating on trying to get in-hotel reservations for dinner or tea. Great location.

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Selected Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries that visit The Oyster Box Hotel

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12
Cost Per Person
From $3,110 (Includes international flights from JFK)
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Locations
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Cost Per Person
From $6,200 (Includes international flights from JFK)
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Locations
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Days
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Cost Per Person
From $2,280 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
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Locations
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Days
16
Cost For Family of 4
From $14,310 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
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Locations
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